Patrick Vinton Kirch is Class of 1954 Professor of Anthropology and Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many books, including Feathered Gods and Fishhooks and On the Road of the Winds (UC Press).
“Complete and compelling. . . . This is an important book, and everyone with a serious interest in Hawaiian history should read it.” - Thomas A. Woods, Executive Director, Mission Houses Museum, Hawaiian Jrnl Of History
“Rich and wideranging. . . . Kirch cements his reputation in this book. . . . Here we see the master at the top of his game.” - Paul D’Arcy, Anthropos
“Concise, but data-rich and sophisticated in its dissection of social theory.” - Norman Yoffee, Times Literary Supplement (TLS)